Tour through Secret Downtown Redlands
Registration is now open for a San Bernardino County Museum day trip led by Michele Nielsen, museum curator of history/archives. The walking tour, scheduled for Saturday, April 7, will explore downtown Redlands and the Lugonia area.
“We will tour city streets on foot, looking into back alleys and byways and visiting a few special surprise locations,” said Nielsen. “As we look for clues about downtown’s historic past, we’ll also be learning more about architecture, business, and industry and how their development reflects the community itself.”
Participants will gather at 8:30 a.m. on the patio at the historic Deming building at 526 Orange Street to enjoy morning coffee courtesy of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, generous sponsors of this event. We will return at approximately 2:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per person ($40 for members of the San Bernardino County Museum Association), which includes our morning coffee break, a gourmet lunch in a historic downtown landmark, and beverages. Children aged 9 and over are welcomed but must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. The deadline for paid reservations is March 30.
“Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun screen, and a sun hat,” recommended Nielsen. “Bring a camera, a notebook, a sketchbook, or anything else you might want to help you commemorate our discoveries.”
Registration forms are available at the museum, by phone request (909-307-2669 ext. 225) or on line at www.sbcountymuseum.org. “Secret Downtown Redlands” is one of a series of field trips organized by the San Bernardino County Museum Association that offer the opportunity to learn about our region’s cultural and natural history accompanied by a museum curator.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669. Seating is limited and reservations must be received no later than June 15.